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to last. siemens, answers. >> theu.s.economyinthefourthquarte of. the u.s. economy in the fourth quarter of last year october, november, december contracted by 0. 1%. one-tenth of 1%. it was the first contraction in three years and it rattles financial markets. much of the slippage in gross domestic product, was due to what the u.s. federal reserves describes as quote weather related disruptions and other transitory facts unquote. the central bank is keeping monetary policy on hold. and says n worth of long-term securities a month, until there is a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market. also, the cut back in department of defense outlays, is likely to fuel concerns about the size of a slow down and the full economic fallout of the large quote unquote sequester cuts scheduled for a month from now, the start of march. the president's press secretary said this about the sequester. quote, across-the-board cuts to education, to research and development, would have repeat, would have, damaging effects on our economy and our long-term economic prospects. unquote. a growing
, the thing that is really holding the economy back? if so then you had a bad week. >> first jobs report of the year. >> fourth quarter gdp numbers are down. >> the republican party can't move forward. >> government spending does actually help the economy. >> a trillion dollar stimulus bill, supposed to create jobs. >> we need to start solving the actual problem. >> we need to cut spending. >> cutting. >> cutting very popular social insurance programs. medicaid, medicare, social security, health care. >> there is another economic reason why we need reform. >> let's help to build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. >> as congress gets ready to tackle the immigration, there will be a snag. >> the republican party can't move forward. >> doesn't want to do anything on comprehensive immigration reform. >> what would you do about immigration? >> how to deal with border security. >> first we strengthen the borders. >> they have to be reasonable how they do it. >> we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> the economy is back in the spotlight. >> government does help th
gwen: the ping-pong economy, the new immigration fight and chuck hagel's not so good day. tonight on "washington week." wall street and the housing sector are rebounding but job growth is stagnant, consumer confidence shaky. what's up with the economy? in washington, bipartisanship roars back. >> for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> the issue of immigration is not a simple one but i think we have the opportunity to do it right and -- gwen: will immigration reform finally happen? and chuck hague 's rocky confirmation hearing. >> please answer the question. were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since vietnam? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question senator hagel? the question ask were you right or wrong? gwen: the president's pentagon choice finds hit -- his worst enemies in his own party. covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." vaughn johnson of national joran. kirn tumulty of the nati
. the u.s. economy is a puzzling thing. today it added 157,000 jobs but the unemployment rate kicked up to 7.9%. also today the dow industrial average closed above 14,000 for the first time in five years, yet the government reported this week that the economy contracted in the fourth quarter of last year for the first time since 2009. so as congress agrees to delay a showdown over the debt ceiling and faces a march 1 deadline for across the board spending cuts, what to make of this darned economy, david? >> am i supposed to answer that? it is confusing. the stock market is up. employers are hiring, very slowly. the government now tells us that hey -- they hired a lot more last year than previously believed. auto seafls are up 14% from last year. housing sales are coming back. on the other hand the economy took a pause at the end of last year? unemployment is very high, 7.9%. among men between 25 and 54 one out of six is not working. so i think when you cut through all this what do you see? well, the stock market is going like this and the economy is going like this. that can't last. i c
. >> i want to -- you look at all the numbers we got this week, the gdp report, the economy technically shrinking by 0.1 for the fourth quarter and most of it being chalked up to government -- to the lack of government spending particularly in the defense industry. and yet there were other parts of it in the private sector that looked strong. what's the reality here? are we an economy that's growing, that's recovering, or are we in an economy that's still on shaky ground? >> we're growing and we're recovering. the economy as measured by, say, gdp, that's kind of the economy's bottom line, that's the value of all the things we produce, that's been going 2%, 2.5%, and i don't think it's changed, that's about what we're growing right now. that's okay. but it's certainly not good enough in the context of the 7%, now 7.9% unemployment rate. yes, the economy is growing. yes, with each passing month we're on more sound ground but, you know, i don't think anyone's going to feel really good until unemployment is below 6%. >> and the big issue continues, one of the odd issues has to be consumer c
economy, and the influence of our diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remain unrivaled. no, it is because as the world has changed, so to have a level -- the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think about it like this. truman and acheson were killed in the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. tellers or a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by major powers. that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. time takes its toll, even on the greatest edifice. we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank gehry than formal greek. some of his work at first might appear have howser. in fact, it is highly intentional -- half hazard. in fact, it is highly intentional and sophisticated. today, we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership. as we saw from the intervention to stop the massacre in libya to the rate at brought osama bin laden to justice, there will always be times when
of an economy. rich: if any of the amendments pass, the bill then heads back to the house. the senate will very likely said this bill to the president's desk this evening. the sequester beginning in march in a large portion of government authority running out march 7. if they fail to reach a spending puma we will have another government shutdown. back to you. connell: let's bring in band manager. -- let's bring in dan and. the president is a bully. is that what that means? >> clearly, john boehner is now understanding that what is going on is he is in the thunder dome. rather than in a good-faith negotiation with the president. i am so glad, dagen, in your introduction $450 at least twice. $450 billion is incomprehensible. the democrats are arguing that the to spend this money because they feel that with the economy weak public spending will lift the economy. every dime spent will raise the economy a dollar $0.50. the republicans are arguing that rather than say spend -- let's talk about this the questionnaire. rather than spend that $69 billion, let's take it and put that 69 billion back in th
a car that is safe while also trying to meet these fuel economy standards? any comments on that? >> yeah, i guess i will jump in. yeah, so safety is first party for all auto manufacturers. there is a tension between, particularly in terms of weight, adding weight to vehicles for various safety features, not only regulations demand but also the consumers want and demand. and the weight is a very important factor in trying to improve fuel economy of the vehicles. i think fundamentally from toyotas of you, you can do both. you can have efficiency, lower carbon and safe vehicles. i think the key is the pace at which these two issues are progressed, with respect to one another. so, you know, having a mid \50{l1}s{l0}\'50{l1}s{l0} fuel economy car in 2025 communism is there a long enough time to think that we can engineer vehicles, including the safety future that will be acquired in a way that these vehicles will be safe or for people to drive? i think it comes down to balancing sort of the timing with which we are doing these things. to make sure the fuel economy reductions if you'll don't g
of a shadowy economy for too long. husbands and wives are afraid to be torn apart. children are afraid their parents will be deported. our lawmakers should finally bring them into the light. joining me now is richard wolffe and victoria defrancesco soto. let me go to you. immigration reform is now inches closer to what is happening. is this true in your opinion that we are seeing what is actually inching closer and closer into reality? >> reverend, it won't be easy, but i do believe it will happen. this is a very strong initiative that we see being put forward by both the bipartisan senate committee and by the president. and it is so strong. because it is a piece of legislation that has learned from the mistakes of the past two immigration reforms. so in 1965, the heart seller act focussed on family reunification but ignored workers and the need for workers to come to the u.s. that's really the main route of documented immigration today. with the immigration reforming control act, it put forward employer sanctions. but it had no teeth. so we saw the big failures of both of these immigr
. we still have a risk to the economy. i don't see us heading off to a robust, fast recovery. i think 2013 will be better than 2012. i wish i could tell you that it would be really good because that's what we need. >> i don't call myself an economist. i specialize in economic policy. i try to be a good consumer of other forecasts. one thing i learned from that is frankly i don't trust any macro forecast that goes beyond six months. i don't think -- they are just guessing beyond that. i think we probably -- at least i would have similar reactions. i am still concerned about the risks posed by europe. i'm still quite concerned about the risks from things heating up in the middle east. the u.s. economy is repairing itself. we don't have at significant housing drag that we did a year or two ago. balance sheets are repairing. yes, things seem to be heading in the right direction. but i also think that people often make the mistake of confusing the level for the growth rate. i think we need to understand that even if the economy grows at 2% or 3% this year which seems to be the optimistic b
from how people personally did but how does it into the economy? guest: we are seeing an economy that is recovering slowly from the crisis and recession of 2008 and 2009. we can put a number of side for a minute because that is about investment income. even over the long time horizon, we are seeing incomes rise. people are earning more money. people are starting to put people back to work. certainly, this is not a happy days are here again and everything is fine. we are not healed but it is making progress in that direction. host: take a look at a lot of factors. it look at wages and income and rental income. you look at investment income as a whole. that paints a picture of where americans are financially. guest: that's right. you can't buy the things you need if you don't have income. for some, that is a paycheck from their job or from retirees, social security benefits. or for people who have invested a lot, it might be invested -- investment income dividends. wherever it comes from, that is the core of how you buy the things you need and want. host: our guests will take a loo
was part byhe ft tha it was a rigged election, an illegitimate economy. the clip i wanted you to show was the one in which he said, he was asked about the policy of containment. it was not a bad during issue. he says, yes, i support the administration's policy of containment. he then gets a note that says, i have been told that i made a mistake. of course i am not in support of that. a policy of this administration on containment is that it does t have a policy of containment. at whi poi democratic senator levin had to rescue him and said, in fact, the administration has a policy of containment, and it is to oppose it. he was clueless. >> colby? >> he was in the position where he had to dodge a little bit. let's go back to the exchange with senator mccain on the surge. the issue was never the surge when you talk about iraq. the issue, as senator nelson from florida said, going into iraq because we thought there were weapons of mass destruction. we end up with 4000 americans dead, $1.90 trillion from the war, and you tell me the issue is the surge? the issue was going into that country
expertise. >> after the competent -- after the break -- after the economy. after the break, the economy can transfer for the first time since the start of president obama's first term, and congressional republicans are quick to point the finger, except it was some of those very same lawmaker who's played a hand in the downturn. we will look at the new normal next on "now." [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> yesterday the commerce department reported that the u.s. economy shrank for the first time in three and a half years. down .1%. amid
be a different story. >> i would remind you that three of mind -- six of mine, three of them were the economy. and that really stunned everybody. >> and even getting into this, this is the experience of the league of women voters, they sponsored the debate in 1976 and 1984 and for the sake of transparency i was one of the reporters that ask questions in 1984. when we finished with that, they pulled out of the sponsorship and argued at the time that there was too much party interference and they said that they had no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the american public. i think that this is terribly tough language, but my question this is overstated. >> but my question to you is not as moderators but as reporters. is this something where there may be the beginning of too cozy a relationship between the parties, and the public? >> i really don't -- i did a foreign policy debate and two of my sections were the middle east. are you going to talk about foreign policy without talking about the middle east? >> it is so obvious, why do this? >> if they don't want to do this, t
and down. and i think this has a lot to do with what i think you'll be talking about later, the economy is starting to rebound. people are slowly starting to get back into work. not looking dismal. they're not seeing the emergency measures for the economy like t.a.r.p. or the major stimulus and that has lowered the temperature on the right. in 2010 and 2011, when you looked at the republican party and when the republican party looked at itself, they thought, we are facing a permanent resolution on the right where if we don't vote this way, there will be another tea party challenger and another tea party challenger. although these efforts like karl rove's are getting started now, they're finding out there isn't an endless bench of tea party candidates that can win primaries. that has loosened it up for them to make a little bit of room on immigration reform. >> these election res important. they matter. and i think that republicans, you know, want to win senate seats. they want to win the presidency. >> political science 101, a party exit exists to get elected, right? >> but the question
the economy, they say, is starting to turn around. what is going on here? we will bring in the senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls & bears. thank you for joining us. this number, then, is increasing. in fact, two years ago, 42 percent of retirees were putting off retirement. why the increase? >> it has been -- we have been getting more gray as a workforce because people have longer life spans and they have better health. we have switched from defined pension benefits to more risky 401(k) plans for people who have worked longer. the last two years was a dramatic jump leaving us to think it is something to do with the economy. people have been drawing down the 401(k)'s and into their savings because they have lost jobs and the value of homes are going down. the storm now is back where it was before the big financial meltdown in 2008 but, however, there is a feeling of insecurity. that is what is driving people to stay in the workforce longer. >>heather: home prices are rising now, and you mention the stock which has turned around if now. so, with the economy possibly rebounding, ho
, grow the economy. but in the last quarter of 2012, government spending, yes, government spending fell 6.6%. defense spending was down more than 22 pnt. and how did that affect the economy? last quarter, the gdp, which measures the economy, fell 0.1%. and 38,000 more people filed jobless claims last week than the week before. this is seersz. the economy is moouing in the right direction. but we can be the take our eye off the ball. we can't just cut, cut, cut. republicans ignore the real impact cuts have on the economy. do they think we wouldn't point it out? nice try, but cut it out because we gotchya. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. i got your campbell's chunky soup. mom? who's mom? i'm the giants mascot. the giants don't have a mascot! ohhh! eat up! new jammin jerk chicken soup has tasty pieces of chicken with rice and beans
. >>> in his weekly address, president obama gave an upbeat outlook for the economy this year. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. the real signs of progress, home prices are starting to climb again. sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. businesses created $2.2 million jobs last year. we just learned our economy created more jobs over the past few months than originally thought. >> joining me is elijah cummings. sir, nice to see you. thanks for joining me. it was a mixed bag for the economy. the gdp detracted but there were good numbers in the report. listening to the president, he sounded optimistic. how do you see the economy? >> i see the economy as being fragile. but definitely moving in the right direction. alex, it's why we have to be so careful with regard to what we do in congress. a lot of the problems that could come about with regard to gdp is a result of the public and business feeling a certain level of uncertainty. we have to make -- we have to do what we are supposed to do in congress, come to reasonable decisions. we have to have some cuts. those cuts have
. a serious slowdown in the economy, that is bad. that is how we start today, the good and the bad. good morning, everyone. the news we are just not growing. our economy is contracting. the economy is shrinking. what a way to start the second term and the president will take the heat with four years into a so-called recovery and failing to uncover real prosperity. now the good, good news on stocks. most people have a piece of a stock market. her money has been on a tear. with housing up as well, maybe middle america will get a wealth effect. "varney & co." about to begin. money. which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritde. stuart: good morning, "varney & co." viewers. big trouble for boeing. in a report from japan says the batteries were a concern months before the first reported fire. in fact they h
of months. to be sure the economy created jobs but it's at a relatively modest pace. we had a report recently of a contraction in the nation's output in the fourth quarter of last year. increasingly you have people like laura tyson writing columns calling for the need for a plan for faster growth, not deficit reduction. what is the president -- i know you've talked about how all the president's plans envision job creation, but what does the president tell his advisors when he sees these signs of a sluggish recovery? what is he asking in the way of things to speed recovery, create jobs and stimulate growth? >> i'll go to the narrow question first. every time the president meets with his economic advisors to discuss policy proposals and refinements to existing policies, the focus is on job creation and economic growth. and that includes when we have discussions about deficit reduction. as i've said many times and as the president has made clear, deficit reduction is not a goal unto itself. it is a means to, if done right , the desired goal, which is greater growth and greater job creat
that but that is the point, getting rid of the shadow economy, the shadowow estence. getting these folks on the path to citizenship. if you know anybody who has been here initially illegally, youu know even when they get a green card, their entirire existence is devoted to getting citizenship. a green card is not their only desire. >> what about senator sessions' point about thehe unlawful flow of people into the country? >> the way we always have, and we have got much better. if you look at the n numbers of people who are caught at t -- some of this petition is due to the economy but a great deal of it is not. you just have to look to the resources we have put in and the successes. at som point, it is case of diminishing returns. you cannot makit like east berlin on the border.. itit is too big of a border. we cannot do that. but you can be very tough about it. >> all you need to stem the flow of immigration is an economy like the one we had this country for the fst 10 years iin the 21st century. that will do it. the idea of coming to share in americican prosperity and was quickly dashed. let's be
the economy faster or put more people back to work. the problem is we have a stalemate in washington. this week, we received the 50 estimate of america's economic growth and it reminded us that bad decisions in washington can get in the waive our economic progress. >> eric: the president blames republicans, the republicans blame the president. who is to blame? both? we have the chair of the foreign pac and outreach director for john mccain for president and a congressman from pennsylvania. ford, you heard the litany from the president. after all, he is the commander in chief. he is the president... in charge? >> the president is the biggest obstac toll private-sector job growth in america right now. he seem, to we can tax, spend and regulate ourselves to prosperity. the private sector is asking for certainty. because the president doesn't want to pass a budget or modernize spending for bietlements. he is the big issue. it is up to him to take a long look in the mirror. i agree that congress has played a role. he needs to stop worrying about destroying republicans and start worrying a
economy, despite the strife in molly, syria, else where, despite massacres and messed up weather, gates says he is optimistic about the future. he'll tell us why. >>> and the vice president turned businessman/thinker/filmmaker/ environmental activist, al gore, on american politics, gun control, climate change and much more. coming up. >>> also, did you have more money in your bank account this week than a major african nation? probably. i'll explain. >>> but, first, here's my take. the scenes of chaos and strife in egypt that you've been seeing during the second anniversary of the tahrir square uprising. are just the latest and most vivid illustration that egypt's revolution is going off the rails. it has revived talk about the failure of the arab spring and even some nostalgia for the old order. but let's remember, that old order was doomed. arab dictators like hosni mubarak could not have held on to power without even greater troubles. look at syria. # but events in the middle east the last two years do underscore something i have long believed that constitutions should take precedenc
to economies of scale. retirement income options would be current and former employees that have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution system is not perfect, but there's other things to make it substantively better. in conclusion we can increase coverage by creating a low-cost mechanism for small employers can benefit from the east of payroll deduction to fund a retirement savings account. we can encourage employers and ways for higher employer contribution rates. third, we can limit plant them for three can encourage the adoption of annuity options. thank you. >> thank you, dr. madrian. ask around the five-minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and something i've become more aware of and hopefully this committee will be looking at the shortly. let me ask you -- share this retirement plan, a key open issue is that the contribution rate should be. those who have been working on developing this plan have thought about it not for social security between employer to give you contribution was some low threshold employer match and allowing an
enforcement in the 1970's, the men and women in the academy and then when they are out of the economy, the men and women are retrained on a monthly basis. they go to training. they go to the gun range. they are marksman. we have men and women that never pulled a service revolver. there has to be -- we do have gun-control in california. i do believe it does help, it really does help. i commend our senators and our president. newtown is a tragedy, a travesty. i have a granddaughter and there are young children who are our relatives. it does not make a difference. it could be young or old. we had a gentleman -- or rather a murderer from orange county, riverside county rather, the law enforcement gathered together. they were very emboldened and the economy in san diego. it tooks swap teams probably seven hours to get this man out. he had broken into a house and stole 30 guns, besides being a wanted murder. they did get him. i am proud of our men and women here in california. host: one more question. if the congress could do one thing, what would you like to see them do? caller: i would like to see
. two wars come to an economy in, traditional alliances fraying, are diplomatic standing damaged, and around the world people questioning america's commitments to core values and their ability to maintain our global leadership. that was my inbox on day one as your secretary of state. today conclave the world remains a dangerous and complicated place and of course we still face many difficult challenges. but a lot has changed in the last four years. under president obama's leadership we have ended the war in iraq, begun a transition in afghanistan and brought osama bin laden to justice. we have also revitalized american diplomacy and strengthen our alliances. and while our economic recovery is not yet complete, we are heading in the right direction. in short, america today is stronger at home and more respected in the world. and our global leadership is on firmer footing than many predicted. to understand what we have been trying to do these last four years, it's helpful to start with some history. last year i was honored to deliver the forest all lecture at the naval academy name
, is unconscionable. when we turn this economy around, and it will rebound, we need to end hunger now. we may not be able to wipe out all disease, we probably can't eliminate war, but we have the resources, we know what it takes. we need to muster the will to end hunger once and for all. hunger is a political condition. it's important to point out that even though 50 million people were food insecure, the vast majority had a safety net that prevented them from actually starving. that safety ned is called the supplement -- that safety net is called snap. snap is a program that provides low-income families with food they otherwise could not afford to buy. more than 75 million families relied on snap to provide food for their families. it is a lifeline for these 47 million people who struggle to make ends meet. i don't deny this is a big number, but it's a big number because it's a big problem. mr. speaker, america's hunger problem will be dramatically worse without snap. just imagine what this country would look like if we didn't have the safety net that snap provides for low-income families in
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department. we also didn't realize you were in charge of our economy. just this week, the new gross domestic product number came out, and it turned out here is the a.p. headline that said, defense cuts cause economy to shrink. a plunge in defense spending plummeted the economy into negative territory for the first time since mid-2009. nearly all the cuts were in services, maintenance, and personnel support. this is even before those automatic spending cuts kick in in march. these are the cuts that you guys agreed to back in 2011 that finally kicked in. what is going -- first of all, is the sequester going to happen? >> i certainly hope not. if congress stands back and allows sequester to take place, i think it would really be a shameful and irresponsible act. >> but are you preparing for it? >> we have to prepare for it because, you know, there are members up on the capitol hill that are saying, oh, no, we're going to stand back and let sequester happen. let me tell you, sequester happens, it is going to badly damage the readiness of the united states of america. we have the most powerful mi
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